Bulgaria |
2022 |
30 мин.

Script: Ventsislav Sariev
Director: Ventsislav Sariev
Cinematography: Dimitar Tenev
Music: Evgeny Enchev – Gena

Cast: Aleksandar Tonev, Boryana Simeonova, Zachary Baharov, Bogdan Buhalov, Slavyan Bozhinov, Aleksandar Benev

Production: No Blink Pictures – Ventsislav Sariev, Siyana Nedyalkova, Aleksandar Aleksiev, Nicky Stoichkov
Co-production: Sonus Film Postproduction, Concept Studio

Supported by the National Culture Fund of Bulgaria, UNICEF Bulgaria, IndieGoGo platform

August 13th is a film inspired by actual events from the recent past. The story follows a series of encounters between Victor and Tanya towards the end of their final, 11th year in school. They become even closer during their summer vacation, despite the menace looming everywhere around them.

Festivals & Awards: The European Values Award at the 2022 Drama International Short FF; selections: competition for Best Bulgarian Short Film Award at the 2023 Sofia IFF; 2023 IF of Red Cross and Health Films; 2023 Burgas IFF.

Ventsislav Sariev put on a stage costume for the first time as the White Rabbit in a kindergarten play based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He graduated in Acting and Directing from the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. August 13th is his debut both as a cinematic screenwriter and director.